Tennessee couple killed in Hardin County crash

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  ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – A Tennessee couple was killed Thursdayafternoon in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 in Hardin County.

Kentucky State Police said they were notified just before 4p.m. Thursday that a southbound car had run off the interstate and slammed intoa tree. Troopers found the 2006 Toyota Avalon in a creek bed adjacent to theinterstate at the 98 mile marker. 

The driver, Claire R. Kahane, 75, of Nashville, TN, wasfound dead inside the vehicle. Further investigation revealed evidence of apassenger having been inside the car at the time of the crash. A search waslaunched, and at approximately 6:38 p.m., firefighters discovered the body ofCharles S. Kahane, 78, nearly 1,000 feet south of the crash site lying face upin the creek bed. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

KSP was continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.

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